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and pointed out differences between what mitt romney said last night and during the campaign. the problem, though, is that a much smaller group of people saw the president's appearance today than the 50 million who watched last night as mitt romney gave the political performance of his life. >> reporter: fresh off of what many supporters viewed as a disappointing debate, president obama is trying to hit reset. >> when i got on to the stage, i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. >> reporter: speaking in denver, the president argued mitt romney's debate performance was big on style but short on facts. >> the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts to favor the wealthy. last night, he said he didn't know anything about that. >> reporter: mitt romney quickly tried to capitalize on his momentum. >> last night, i thought it was a great opportunity for the american people to see two different vigs for the country. >> reporter: also in denver, his goal was to frame the obama presidency. >> he will raise taxe
night romney said he would cut subsidies to pbs even though he loves big bird. cecilia crawford was not impressed and wrote romney today by way of huffing post and said sesame street was her favorite show and said when i grow up, i'm going to get married and i want my kids to watch it. you find something else to cut off. today the ceo of pbs said sesame street will not be canceled even if there are funding cuts. now you have the news edge. as always, thanks for staying up late. see you tomorrow. >> fox 5 news isn't over. go to www.myfoxdc.com now for news, weather and entertainment updates. fox 5 news is washington's best news on air and online at www.myfoxdc.com brought to you by verizon 4g lte.
. >> reporter: the democratic position was that mitt romney's performance last night, in their words, is at odds with what he's saying on the campaign trail and privately, they're acknowledging what many have been saying, that governor romney had a good debate and the president is going to be under pressure to do better next time. the president tried to refrain the debate saying the mitt romney he saw last night had little resemblance to what the president said romney's policies are. governor romney himself, meanwhile s meeting with supporters in colorado. romney said the debate gave him a chance to frame the campaign for the country for what their choice would be. >> last night, i thought it was a great opportunity for the american people to see two different visions for the country. it was helpful to describe the vigs. i saw the president's vision as trickledown government. >> governor romney may dance around his position but, if you want to be president, you owe the american people the truth so he's the truth: governor romney can not pay for his $5 trillion tax plan without blowing up the def
last night. but romney managed to bring big bird into the debate. yes, big bird. we are talking about sesame street big bird. we'll talk more about that coming up later this hour. thi >>> some of our other top stories this morning, a 72-year- old man is in critical condition after avicious beating outside his silver spring home. he was found unconscious near a dumpster near his apartment on gar lapped avenue tuesday morning. he headed out to go shopping around 8:00 monday night and never made it home. police think robbery may have been the motive and are asking anyone with information to come forward. >>> in fairfax county, the search is for i ateenager missing since monday morning. 17-year-old brian glen is a senior at w. t. wood sop high school. he was last seen on the school browned around 7:00 a.m. monday but it not go to classes. his car was found noor a park along picket road. yesterday, family and friend joined police combing the area for any clues and investigators are also going through surveillance video from a nearby dunkin donuts because a receipt was found in glen's car t
wednesday night the restart of this campaign. romney will hold a rally tonight in denver where the debate will take place. >>> nationals get another shot to clinch a division title today. this time they'll be able to do it in front of the d.c. faithful. the nats couldn't seal the deal against the st. louis cardinals yesterday, losing 10-4. ross dettweiler struggled. so all they need to clinch the division is one win in their final three games against the phillies. they could also clinch that win if atlanta loses one game. the braves play pittsburgh in a three-game series that starts tonight. >>> the orioles have punched their tickets to the playoffs as well. this came with unexpected excitement. there was a small fire on the team's plane, their charter flight to florida that forced them to make an emergency landing in jacksonville last night. the team was delayed by about an hour. the o's earned their first trip to the postseason in 15 years after a 6-3 win over the red sox in the team's home finale. baltimore could still win their division. right now they are tied for the top spot with t
, virginia yesterday. though it didn't come up in we had night's debate, romney is talking about his 47% comment again saying his choice of words was, quote, wrong. more on that coming up later on in this hour. in this hour. >>> an alert now for women in fairfax county. police are looking if a suspected serial fondler. >> he has approached at least five women, usual hi from behind appear grabbing them and taking often. -- usually from behind and grabbing them and taking off. >> reporter: this firveg victim just came forward. she hadn't initially reported the incident. -- this fifth victim just came forward. she was walking here on hibling avenue in ving field at the same place where another woman says she too was victimized by what police believe is a serial fondler. the man is described as a man in his 30s with dark eyeand a neatly trimmed beard. victims say he usually comes up from behind, grabs them, fondle them and then runs away. police say he has victimized women and girls at three did i have report locations on hibling avenue, metropolitan center drive and erving street. one teen
debate last night romney said he has plans to fix the economy. president obama said, when he became president four years ago, he was dealing with a major economic crisis. >> i also promised that i would fight every single day on behalf of the american people and the middle class and all those who are strifing to get into the middle class, i've kept that promise. >> there are two different paths that we began speaking about this evening and over the course of this month, we'll have two more presidential debates and a vice presidential debate. the two paths lead in very different directions. it is not just looking to our words. you can look at the record. there is no question some my mind, if the president were to be re-elected, you will continue to see a middle class squeeze with incomes going down and prices going up. i'll get incomes going up again. >>> a health alert, a rare form of meningitis has killed at least four people, including two in maryland and virginia. the infection was not transmitted from person to person but rather through a steroid used to treat back pain. we have
romney quickly tried to capitalize on his momentum. >> last night i thought was a great opportunity for the american people to see two very different visions for the country. >> reporter: also in denver romney said his goal was to frame the obama presidency. >> he will raise taxes on small business which will kill jobs. >> reporter: while the debate started with a handshake mitt romney quickly landed blows. >> virtually everything you just said about my tax plan since accurate. >> it's math. it's arithmetic. >> i have no idea what you're talking about. >> he's saying his big bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: both candidates will meet again in a town hall style format october 16th. a cbs news poll found only 22% of people who watched the debate thought president obama won while 46% said mitt romney came out on top. president obama meanwhile returns to our area friday with campaign appearance on the campus of george mason university in fairfax. in the newsroom tom fitzgerald, fox 5 news. >> joining us now is major garrett, congressional correspondent with the national journal.
. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities? >>> the nats lost last night. this morning, they are celebrating a very big win. they clinched the nl east championship. we are live with reaction from the team and very excited fans. fox 5 morning news continues right now. right now. >>> good morning to you. it is tuesday, october 2nd. live look outside right now at i-395 south of seminary road as we get things rolling on a -- we're celebrating the nats today. we'll call in t. an official nats day because they are the nl east champions. it is all good. they are going through the post- season as division champ. good morning to you. i'm wisdom martin. >> i'm sarah simmons. let's just talk with tucker because he has the shirt on. >> we all got it. >> we all have it here but you have it on. big win. >> i guess they gave this out to the players last night and to the fans at the game. now, they just need a little momentum to win a couple of games before the playoffs start and we're off and rolling. >> not done yet. >> popping bottles. >> the nats lost to the phillies
trail for the presidential candidates after the first debate last night in denver. mitt romney visits virginia, president barack obama has stops in colorado and wisconsin. all three are battleground states. let's last night's presidential debate from fox's nicole collins. nicole is live on capitol hill this morning. good morning. >>reporter: good morning, allison. those swing states very important. for mitt romney last night, he's been trailing slightly in the polls in many of those states, so it was very important for him to have a strong showing and it appears he delivered. [ cheers and applause ] >>reporter: the candidates were cordial, but mitt romney's aggressive approach appear today put president obama on defense. >> going forward with the status quo is not going to cut it for the american people who are struggling today. >> when i walked into the oval office, i had more than a trillion dollar deficit greeting me and we know where it came from. >>reporter: the debate held at the university of denver was respectful and devoid of any major entertaining moments. it focused on
directly to the american people last night. >> president barack obama and his challenger, mitt romney, traded shots at each other. neither and to make any game changing mistake but polls show viewers think the president's challenger was last night's winner. nicole collin has more on that on capitol hill for us. >> reporter: good morning. mitt romney has been trailing in some key swing state polls recently so he passenger a strong showing last night in front of potentially tens of millions of viewers. it appears he delivered. the candidates were cordial but mitt romney's aggressive approach and to put president obama on defense. >> going forward with the status quo is not going to cut it for the american people who are struggling today. >> i walked into the oval office, i had more than a trillion dollar deficit greeting me. and we know where it came from. >> reporter: the debate held at the university of denver was respectful and devoid of any major entertaining moments. it focused on dense domestic issues like taxes, social security and medicare and the role of the federal government.
at a rally in fairfax. governor romney meantime spent the night in fisherville and will be back in the old dominion again monday to give a foreign policy address. >>> speaking of the debate, the president's team admits it's adjusting its strategy after a performance many consider sub par from the president. meanwhile, mitt romney reversed course last night. take a listen. >> clearly in a campaign with hundreds, if not thousands of speeches and question and answer sessions, now and then you're going to say something that doesn't come out right. in this case, i said something that's completely wrong. >> who depend on government -- >> the former governor talking about his 47% comment, which up until now stood by as not eloquently stated. he says he cares about 100% of the people. >>> we have a warning for women in fairfax county. police say there is a serial fondler on the loose. he's approached at least five women in the springfield area. that's where fox 5's sherri ly is standing by this morning with more. >> reporter: a fifth victim just came forward after police had released information o
. on the one hand, both the romney and obama teams are downplaying the importance of the debate tomorrow night and on to the other, a lot is riding on it and it's a chance to get the campaign which struggled to -- for mitt romney, though and this is that chance to stand next to the president of the united states in contrast and the actual economy
,000 tax break for multi-millionaires. if mitt romney wins, the middle class loses. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> the presidential debate talk continued on the sunday talk shows this weekend. >> one advisor takes the blame for wednesday night's loss for the president. melanie alnwick has your political roundup. >> reporter: governor mitt romney getting a bit of bounce from the debate. polls show he is narrowing the gap, even tying president obama in some swing states after the president's poor performance. >> the president is his harshest critic. i think you can assume he's reviewed the tape and it will inform -- it will inform how he handles these future debates. >> reporter: sunday advisors claim mitt romney did a 180 on his campaign points and that threw the president off his game. opponents weren't buying it. >> it's not rocket science to believe the president is disappointed in the expectations he has for himself. i think part of that is we met a new mitt romney. >> the job of the president is to be competent and stand up for what he b
. >>> to the presidential race now, country music star trace adkins is appearing in a campaign ad tonight with mitt romney outside of charlottesville shenandoah valley and president obama campaigns in colorado and ohio. he'll be in virginia tomorrow. >> both are trying to capitalize on any points scored in last night's presidential debate. nicole collins is live on capitol hill to tell us more about what happened last night. good morning to you, nicole. >>reporter: good morning, allison and tony. last night's debate was not full of zingers as it was expected to be. all of the attacks were squarely focused on policy. the candidates were cordial, but mitt romney's aggressive approach appeared to put president obama on defense. >> going forward with the status quo is not going to cut it for the american people who are struggling today. >>reporter: when i -- >> when i walked into the oval office, i had more than a trillion dollar deficit greeting me and we know where it came from. >>reporter: the debate, held at the university of denver was respectful and devoid of any major entertaining moments. it focuse
. >>> big night for president obama along with his first debate against mitt romney, he is marking his 20th wedding anniversary with the first lady, of course, mrs. obama will be in the audience in denver, as the president takes the stage. the celebrations are on hold until saturday. i'm sure she understands. >> i think so. happy anniversary. >> happy anniversary. >>> hey, tucker. >> good morning. >> how are you? >> good. been a nice morning. fog-- >> out of here? >> it's on the way out. see the darker yellow and orange? it's where the fog is thick. to the west of the city, see the frontal system literally draped across the district here? the fog has been springing up along that front all morning long, and heavy here just to the north of the front. as you get west of the city here, out towards leesburg and reston, visibility still 0.25- mile or less. montgomery county and northern maryland, visibility still greatly reduced. washington, still fog to the east, fog as well. things should get better. dense fog advisory continues for mother half hour or so -- another half hour or so. expanded t
obama and mitt romney are gearing up for the first debate. they are going to face off in denver on wednesday night and the stakes are high. a good performance can pump up a party's enthusiasm and per sway undecided voters. >> who will pay attention to this and look for something maybe to make them change their mind for people who aren't completely thrilled about their choice. >> both of the guys have been through an awful lot of debates in their careers, they are both pretty good, they'll both be well prepared. >> the primary focus of this week's debate is domestic policy. >> a new poll from the washington post shows president obama leading among swing state voters. 52% of likely voters in battleground states say they would vote for the president if the election were today. 41% say they woo pick mr. romney. those numbers are similar from the washington post polls, in florida, ohio and virginia. >> developing overseas tonight, a grim milestone in the war in afghanistan. the death toll for u.s. troops has now reached 2,000. the most recent deaths came this weekend. two americans k
'm just okay. >> but romney backer chris christie didn't get the memo. >> wednesday night the first night of this campaign. >> will this be a game-changer in the election? >>> and "i'm not perfect." arnold schwarzenegger about his marriage, his affairs and the child he fathered with his house keeper. >> i inflicted pain on maria and unbelievable pain on the kids. >> he prepares to release his tell-all memoir today, monday, october 1, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live, from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, welcome to "today" on a monday morning, i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm david gregory in for matt this morning. >>> the taliban is claiming responsibility for the deadly suicide bombing in eastern afghanistan overnight. >> they were targeting a military patrol in a crowded market. as we said, at least 14 people were killed, 3 americans among the dead. dozens were wounded. this comes one day after the u.s. military death toll in the war reached 2,000. we're going to get a live report, straight ahead. >>> also coming up, a
tomorrow night and both the president and governor romney are practicing in mock debates. the president took a break from preparing to vies -- visit a local campaign office and brought in pizza. he even got on the phone to make some calls to residents of nevada. >>> romney is getting ready at a denver hotel today. yesterday, he rallied voters at a campaign event. he is pointing to the turmoil in the middle east and libya i sag the preis in over his head and the country will be worse off if he gets a second term. >>> the white house with a whole new look for a good cause. that is coming up next. >> plus, the world's biggest frito chili pie. that sounds like a stomachache. we'll show you that coming up next. >> right now, no! no! no! >> she is not talking to a dog. what would you do if you came face to face with a bear. probably not what that woman just did. we'll have details on that. plus, we have your weather and traffic, everyone. stay with us. it is coming up on 5:42. qq7r31 >>> live look outside as traffic starts to stir early this morning. we'll get an update on the traffic situa
will spend the next couple of days preparing for their first debate. it takes place wednesday night in november. the president is getting ready in nevada. romney is already in denver. >>> and vp candidate paul ryan will prepare for his debate in virginia as well. the republican congressman will hold a three-day camp starting on wednesday. it is still unknown where he'll be exactly in the state for his debate prep. as for vice president joe biden, he's using maryland representative chris van holland to stand in as ryan. the vp debate is set for october 11th in kentucky. >>> today the supreme court's new session begins. the nine justices will rule on several key cases, including where race should be a factor in college admissions. the court will also decide whether to curtail parts of the voting rights act of 1965. it requires the federal government oversee any election rule changes in states with a history of voting discrimination. also on the docket, whether the defense of marriage act is constitutional. it states the federal government will only recognize traditional marriages. >>>
. meantime, a new rasmussen poll shows romney ahead of president obama following last week's debate 49 to 47%. president obama's performance in the debate was the subject of a the laughter last night prompted by the president himself. here is what he had to say after he took the stage the a fundraiser in california following some big names including stevie wonder and katie perry. >> they just performed flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. ay but here is the good news is we've got a better vision for our country. we have a better plan for the next four years. >> president obama will be campaigning in california again today. >>> also making headlines this morning, the meningitis outbreak continues to spread. >> the pharmacy linked to the outbreak makes a move it is calling a precautionary measure. details on that coming up next. >>> also ahead, he was convicted of crimes that shattered lives and left a legendary football program tarnished. tomorrow, jerry sandusky will learn his fate. fox 5 morning news back in a moment. [ barack obama ] i'm barack obama, and i approve th
night in the race for the white house. president obama and mitt romney will face off the first time in a nationally televised presidential debate. it will give voters a chance to size up both candidates. craig bosswell lee with all of the details. craig? >> reporter: good evening to you, shawn. president obama moments ago wrapped up his walk-through and spent about 30 minutes on the stage inside the magnus arena and the first question of the debate will go to president obama. both campaigns have been downplaying the expectations, the fact tonight that stakes here are very high. the 90-minute showdown will be broken down into six 15-minute segments. the moderator opens each segment with a question llowed by answers from each candidate and a discussion of the topic. >> there will be fewer questions and more extended discussion that dives into certain detail -- issues in detail. >> reporter: both men are certain to face tough questions on domestic issues, healthcare, the fiscal crisis, unemployment rate and taxes and the role of government and governing style. pollsters said mitt romne
, president obama spent the night in california at a fund raising concert in los angeles with a roster full of hollywood stars. meanwhile, mitt romney is back in the battleground state of virginia today. he will deliver a speech on foreign policy at the virginia military institute in lexington. >>> now, get ready for a month full of debates. this thursday, vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan will face off in their first and only debate before the election. then next tuesday, the 16th, president obama and mitt romney will meet for their second debate. and the third and final presidential debate takes places monday, october 22nd. >>> the virginia senate race takes the spot height tonight as tim kaine and george allow pressure face off in richmond. the race between the two former governors has been close since the start but a new poll shows kaine pulling way a little bit with 52% support and allen with 45%. 45%. >>> police catch a break in their search for find a missing girl. that is topping national headlines right now. >> plus a warning from congress involving a potential bus
performance against john kerry and came back strong. last night the president was mocking his own performance. you have to accept you didn't do well, and come back and bring it to romney. but he's going to have to do that. >> okay. mitt romney, on the other hand, had a strong showing. what does he need to do to maintain any momentum he might have picked up? >> i think this presents the romney campaign with something they needed. they needed to hit the reset button. they needed to make it race closer. it was starting to slip away. now we have a new race. everyone is paying attention now. a lot of people i think that can be swayed and maybe some were swayed during the debate, he needs to, i think, win probably the next two, or at least have strong showings. he just needs to keep that momentum. avoid gaffes that have plagued his campaign. >> on a personal note, they were trying to soften him, make him more like, you know, every day person out there. the comment that i have five sons, i know about you -- i thought this was personal and a good tough. i don't know whether that was planned or not. >
in kentucky for now, i am -- aa center college in kentucky." for now, i am jim lehrer. good night. [applause] >> and now, the familles are on stage as the first of three presidential debates comes to a close. we have been falling the romney campaign. carl, an event like this ends, whoever you were for you believe it did just great. whether you were against, you think did just horribly. >> it will be hard to judge initially. like so many debates, the spot analysis that will happen in the spin room for the next three or four hours, wwat will be all over social media, is likely to evolve over the next few days as people begin to analyze in depth and take a look to the accuracy of the things that were set as well as the demeanor of the candidates. in just about every single answer, mitt romney looked at the prrsident and looked him in the eye and addressed the president directly.+ in most of his answers, president obama spoke to either jim lehrer or the audience. this was, in general, a good debate. there were some annoyed appearances ffom the president, some inpatient attempts to interrupt the
. >>> president obama spent the night in california at a fundraising concert in los angeles with a roster full of hollywood stars including actor george clooney, katie perry, stevie wonder, just to name a few. mitt romney is back in the battleground state of virginia today to deliver a speech on foreign policy at the virginia military institute in lexington. >>> two big tech firms in china are getting the cold shoulder from u.s. lawmakers. the house intelligence committee today releases a report warning american companies they should not do business with two chinese firms. the house panel says the firms pose a threat to national security based on recent cyberattacks traced to china. a maryland congressman spoke out last night on 60 minutes. >> we have evidence that china has been taxing us on a regular basis, even now as we speak that china has been taking a lot of our trade secrets, our papt ents from all of our different companies to do better in competition with us. -- our pat he wants from all of our different companies to do better in competition with us. >>> a shocking discovery in the b
a campaign event tuesday at loudoun county fairgrounds, mitt romney slated to deliver what's being called a major foreign policy address at the virginia military institute. >>> now to a fox 5 weather alert, live look outside wrapping up the workweek with an absolutely gorgeous night. enjoy it while you can, major changes on the way. gary mcgrady is in the weather center with the latest. >> you knew it had to end eventually. for us it will happen over the weekend unfortunately. i want to show you this satellite picture radar combined. we still have wonderfully fair skies out there. shawn mentioned a gorgeous night, temperature down around 70 degrees right now for reagan national. we are clear. we have some clouds farther back out into western maryland right along the mountains, but nothing over the metro. you notice lurking back out to the west there more showers and a lot of green for some rain moving through most of ohio now. a lot of that will weaken and dissipate overnight and then recharge again tomorrow afternoon and swing through with a cold front. that will bring wrinkle changes an
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